BRAINS Groups

May 16, 2017

BRAINS offers therapeutic groups and miscellaneous classes designed specifically for infants, children, adolescents, and adults. Throughout the year clinicians provide specialized groups and classes to fit the needs of our community. In the past classes have focused on social and play skills including appropriate greetings, engagement during a conversation, conversational skills, appropriate body language, understanding non-verbal cues, identifying feelings and emotions, healthy boundaries, and bullying/conflict with peers. Topics are chosen to address social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties that can appear throughout the lifespan. Classes and groups come in all shapes and sizes and change season to season. Please stay tuned for updates in these and other happenings on Facebook.


 All Aboard the Conversation Train Camp!

Calling all Conversation Conductors! Join us as we use the metaphor of a train to teach basic concepts of conversations such as topics of conversation, staying on track and beginning and ending conversations appropriately.

This camp will help address basic communication skills in a fun, alternative way!

Monday, June 19th- Thursday, June 22nd

9:00am-10:30am

Cost is $200* total for camp, includes train set to take home at the end of the week!

Ages 6-12

Facilitated by Chelsea Wiersema, LMSW and Courtney Joesel MA, CCC-SLP

*Payment is due in full by June 19th. 

ZONES Camp

The ZONES® curriculum provides strategies to teach students to become more aware of, and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, managing their sensory needs and improving their ability to problem solve conflicts. Join us as we learn or review each of the ZONES, define and identify triggers and practice effective coping skills that can be used at school, home or in the community! Sessions will include interactive lessons, games, take home information and much more!

Monday, June 19th– Thursday, June 22nd

11:00am-12:30pm

Ages 6-12

Cost is $200* for entire camp

Facilitated by Chelsea Wiersema, LMSW and Courtney Joesel, MA, CCC-SLP

Please email Chelsea Folkertsma at cfolkertsma@brainspotential.com with questions.

*due at check-in on June 19th.

BRAINS Ninja Warrior Training (Monthly Sessions)

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Children 5-12 years old
Tuesday evenings, 5:00-6:00pm
Starts First Tuesday of the month
Cost is $80 per month

Learn how to control your body and complete obstacle courses as part of a team!

Skills to be addressed during training:

                  • Core muscle strength
                  • Sequencing and eye hand coordination
                  • Teamwork
                  • Sportsmanship
                  • Balance

CAMP

Register your child for the most magical camp of the year! Children will explore Platform 9 3/4, seek their fate at the Sorting Ceremony, attend Potions and Charms class, compete in the Quidditch Cup, and eat at the Great Feast.

Monday, July 31st – Friday, August 4th

9:00 – 12:00PM

Ages 8-14

Cost is $250 for week camp

Facilitated by Chelsea Wiersema LMSW, Diana Osipsov LMSW, Jennifer Rodriguez MS, OTR/L, Danielle Boog MS, OTR/L, and Courtney Joesel MA CCC-SLP.


Play With a Purpose

Does your child struggle with any of the following?

  • Staying and participating with a group
  • Managing strong feelings
  • Observing personal space
  • Engaging in reciprocal conversation
  • Seeking attention appropriately
  • Sharing and cooperating with peers

If your 3-5 year old child is experiencing difficulties with any of the above skills, he/she is a good candidate for the Play with a Purpose play group. Through small group instruction and a ton of fun, your child will be supported with the above skills.

Please contact Carrie Zinser at czinser@brainspotential.com if interested.

Fridays, June 16th-August 25th

11:00-12:00pm

$30 per session*, $330 for entire group

*11 sessions


Kindergarten Boot-camp

Do you have a child who will be in kindergarten this fall? Are you are concerned about how they will manage socially?

 

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, this class will be helpful for you! Kindergarten Boot Camp will target areas needed for Kindergarten success that may not be specifically taught in school.

Areas such as:

  • Staying and participating with a group
  • Managing strong feelings
  • Observing personal space
  • Seeking attention appropriately
  • Sharing and cooperating with peers

Please contact Carrie Zinser at czinser@brainspotential.com if interested.

Fridays, June 16th-August 25th

9:00-11:00am

$60 per session*, 660 for entire group

*11 sessions